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Tourist coastal island

Posted by miles854 on 28 December 2018 in English (English)

I am working on a coastal island supported largely by tourism, such as people vacationing there for the holidays and in the summer to enjoy the beach, or those looking to get to the beach a few hours drive from where they live as a quick weekend trip. I'd like some help shaping the island so it isn't super wide, and is shorter on both the far right and far left sides of it, has room in the middle for multiple streets, and looks a bit more like a realistic island. I'd also like some help making the island a little bit bigger in size. Can someone help me with this? I have ideas in mind for what will go on the island, which will probably be just a single town, but I first need help making a good island, which I have little experience in doing. I'm getting some inspiration for my island from the island where the town of Ocean Isle Beach in North Carolina, USA is, which is a place I've been to a few times over the years as I have some relatives who live not far from there.

The island is off the coast of the town of Newington, south of West Bay City in the country of Commonia.

Location: Rond sur Mer, Mellieur sur Mer, Commonia

Comment from iiEarth on 28 December 2018 at 20:31

I might be able to spare some time, but because of other collaborations...

Anyway, is that how big your islands is going to be or can I extend it? If it won't bother you, I shall start mapping as soon as possible.

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Comment from miles854 on 28 December 2018 at 20:33

I just want my island to be big enough to easily fit a small tourist town, with no greater a population then 5,000. If that island is to small for that, then expand it. If not, then it won't bother me that it is the size that it currently is.

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Comment from iiEarth on 28 December 2018 at 20:35

Okay, but the islands is a bit... 'Sharp', so I need to change the shape, too.

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Comment from iiEarth on 28 December 2018 at 20:41

Wait, Miles, can I modify the island so that on one side, there is the small, coastal, town and on the other side some mountains and some beaches? Also, for making islands, I recommend making them here. It is a very ideal spot, but I am not saying that the spot you chose is not good. Usually, islands are not so close to mainland. Also, if you tag your area as 'island=yes', I don't think so it will be visible. You need to also add the coastline at the perimeter of the island, and it will be visible after some time.

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Comment from miles854 on 28 December 2018 at 20:45

Since I already started it, I don't think I'll move it. I was getting some inspiration for it from the town of Ocean Isle Beach and the island it is on in North Carolina, USA and that isn't far from the mainland. Your welcome to edit the islands shape and add some stuff to the town on it as well. As it is based on that island in the USA, which has no mountains, I want to keep it fairly flat with few peaks or hills on it. I'll mark out some basic areas such as the business district, town hall, etc. so you have an idea where some of the stuff will go and then you can add stuff accordingly. Whatever I think the town needs that you don't add, I'll add myself in the near future. Thanks so much for helping me with this. I'm kind of new to making islands but had many ideas for what would go on it, and just needed a little help making it a bit realsitic.

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Comment from iiEarth on 28 December 2018 at 20:51

Here is a volcanic island which I made: Truabury Island.

May I delete the entire island and remake it? The island's coast isn't realistic, because there are sharp turns.

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Comment from miles854 on 28 December 2018 at 20:56

You can remove it if you'd like, although I kind of already added some stuff to it. If you remake it, just move the stuff on the current island to similar spots on the new one. Also here is a link to Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, USA which my island is based on so you can get a better idea for what kind of island I am trying to make something similar to: Ocean Isle Beach Google Maps The island is a bit longer then it is wide, and looks a lot different then something like the islands of Hawaii, as this island was mostly manmade in the early 20th century, and has changed shape over the years as stuff has been built on it and the island is shaped by nature.

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Comment from hert23 on 28 December 2018 at 21:22

Well, if you're a person that likes leaving a site for literally 19 years, sure.

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Comment from hert23 on 28 December 2018 at 21:22

(read my profile)

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Comment from miles854 on 28 December 2018 at 21:30

How does leaving a site for literally 19 years have anything to do with the building of a man made island near mainland?

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